Divorce has its price – and no celeb, it appears, knows that better than Michael Jordan. The basketball superstar’s split last December from his wife of 17 years, Juanita, is No. 1 on Forbes.com’s list of “The 10 Most Expensive Celebrity Divorces.” Juanita Jordan could possibly “get more than $150 million in a settlement, making the Jordan divorce the most expensive in entertainment history,” Forbes said. Neil Diamond, whose 1995 divorce from Marcia Murphey cost him an estimated $150 million, holds second place. Steven Spielberg comes in third for paying his ex-wife Amy Irving an estimated $100 million, which was then half his fortune, when they divorced in 1989. The Oscar-winning director is now worth $3 billion.
Also making the list are estimated settlements between Harrison Ford and Melissa Mathison ($85 million); Kevin Costner and Cindy Silva ($80 million); Paul McCartney and Heather Mills, whose divorce could cost him more than $60 million; James Cameron and Linda Hamilton ($50 million); Michael and Diandra Douglas ($45 million and two homes); Lionel and Diane Richie ($20 million); and Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall ($15 to $25 million). Forbes said they researched divorces of the last 25 years in compiling the list, which was posted Thursday on its Web site.
Dayummmmmmm! $150 million?? Am I reading that right?
Mrs. Jordan Juanita is gettin PAID! Oh, by the way Juanita, if you’re reading this … you’re welcome! You see, I’m a really huge MichaelÂ Jordan fan (hence my AOL screenname – jmpmntwnty3 – Jump Man 23), and with my collection of Jordans (well over 50 pairs @ about $150 each), and my collection of retro JerseysÂ sitting in my closet right this very second, I’m 100% positive that I contributed AT LEAST 0.0000000000000000000000000000001% of that $150 million. No, really, I did the mathÂ … but you can thank me later 😉